Nikon D800 Import to FCP Tips-Smoothly edit Nikon D800 h.264 mov footage in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

[Q]:How do I import .mov footage taken by Nikon D800 to FCP without rendering? By converting D800 .mov files to Final Cut friendly codec like Apple ProRes 422 and Intermediate codec or what?

If you’re experience the same issues, here’s an useful advice for you-converting Nikon D800 .mov files to Apple ProRes codec before loading the footage to FCP.

As one of the hottest DSLRs in the market, the Nikon D800 is great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. The Nikon D7000 cam encodes footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. The MOV format is FCP friendly but H.264 codec is not natively supported by Final Cut Pro, FCP best native supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP doesn't support Nikon D800 H.264 MOV footages well, when you import the footage to fcp, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.



So how to import Nikon D800 video into Final Cut Pro for editing without crashing problem and avoid rendering? Mac Nikon h.264 MOV Converter is the best choice to help you transcode H.264 MOV to FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere Pro, FCE preferable format fast. It supports transcoding all Nikon 1080p MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Nikon h.264 recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below is a brief guide for you.

How to import Nikon D800 H.264 MOV footage to Final Cut Pro X(FCP X) on Mac?

1. Free Download and run the best Mac Nikon MOV Video Converter for FCP (X) and drag Nikon MOV files to the software.

Tip: If you have multiple MOV files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to join your MOV files into one single file.



2. click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).



3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Nikon H.264 MOV to FCP Apple ProRes.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to “Add” icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

After converting the Nikon DSLR MOV video to ProRes format, you can easily Log and Transfer or import/edit Nikon D800 h.264 mov files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X smoothly on Mac.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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